Top 10 Hope Stories of 2015 – Hope 103.2

Top 10 Hope Stories of 2015

Happy New Year from the team at Hope 103.2! We’ve loved providing great stories for you throughout 2015 – stories that inform, encourage and bring hope to all who read. Here is a compilation of the most read Hope 103.2 stories for 2015 – rated in order, as chosen by you… 1. Virginity, Dating And Courtship: […]

By Kim WilkinsonTuesday 5 Jan 2016Station News

Happy New Year from the team at Hope 103.2! We’ve loved providing great stories for you throughout 2015 – stories that inform, encourage and bring hope to all who read. Here is a compilation of the most read Hope 103.2 stories for 2015 – rated in order, as chosen by you…

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1. Virginity, Dating And Courtship: A Love Story

In a world where serial dating and casual sex are the norm, terms like “virginity”, “purity” and “courtship” are almost relics of history — and it can be hard to imagine an alternative path to love. Read More…

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2. Darlene Zschech Leads Worship For Pope

Australia’s iconic Christian singer Darlene Zschech led worship for Pope Francis at an ecumenical prayer gathering of more than 30,000 people at the Vatican in July. The event, was a prayer and worship gathering for the persecuted church called Voices In Prayer led by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square. Read More…

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3. The Faith Journeys of Chan and Sukumaran

While Australians poured out their strong emotions on social media and journalists debated international politics, those close to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran quietly rested on their belief that both are now in a better place. Read More…

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4. Karen Pang – From Playschool to Faith

Karen Pang has appeared in films like Superman, Danny Deckchair and The Nugget, but is best known to parents as an ABC TV Playschool presenter. In her interview with Sheridan Voysey, Karen shared about not only about her acting career, but also her faith journey, and the challenges of mental illness. Read More…

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5. Darlene Zschech’s Journey Through Breast Cancer

You might say it couldn’t have come at a worse time. It was December, 2013, the week before Christmas, when Darlene Zschech received the news that stopped her world: “You have breast cancer”. Read More…

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6. Hillsong’s Brian Houston: Mountain Tops & Valleys

During one of his most successful decades, Pastor Brian Houston was quietly suffering a near breakdown, triggered by his father’s fall from grace. The head of Sydney’s Hillsong church has made this raw admission in his new book, Live, Love, Lead, released by Harper Collins this year. Read More…

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7. Celebrities Open Up About Their Faith

Celebrities – whether we like it or not, have a lot of influence. One small group is choosing to use that influence for good. Watch the video as dozens of Hollywood’s favorites unashamedly proclaim their faith in God. Watch Now…

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8. Marriage: Have You Got What It Takes?

Before you jump the gun, it’s wise to consider the true meaning of marriage first, and whether you’ve really counted the cost. Dr Allan Meyer, author of the Christian-based sexuality course, The Search For Intimacy, says that in Bible terms, marriage is a “covenant”. In other words, it’s a very solemn form of agreement. Read More…

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9. The Christians Reclaiming Halloween For Jesus

For many Christians in Australia, the growing annual tradition of Halloween poses a dilemma. The day’s origins are rooted in a confusing mixture of superstition, Celtic rituals intended to ward off evil spirits, and a Catholic holiday called All Saints’ Day, honouring departed believers and martyrs. Read More…

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10. How To Not Exasperate Your Teen: 7 Tips

Eye-rolling, door-slamming, chore-evading, back-answering, stony silences, and “whatever”s. If you’re a parent of teenagers, you may be familiar with these phenomena. But how much “grumpy teen” behaviour is provoked by parents? Read More…